Dave Davies is putting to rest a long-held part of Kinks lore.
It's been accepted over the decade that Jimmy Page played lead guitar on the group's 1964 breakthrough hit "You Really Got Me," creating its trademark distorted guitar sound.
Now, all these years later, Davies has posted a Facebook rant after a new episode of the BBC's "Radio 2 Guitar Season" repeated the tale. "BBC TELLS LIES ABOUT DAVE DAVIES AND THE KINKS IN THEIR NEW DOCUMENTARY" Davies posted, asking readers to tweet the network and the show's producers to "tell them to get their fact straight."
He added that, "I, Dave Davies, invented the distorted guitar sound and played the solo on 'You Really Got Me' and Ray Davies played rhythm guitar. We never used ANY other guitarists on any Kinks hits." Page has long denied playing on the song, though he did play on some other songs from that session.
"You Really Got Me," the Kinks' third single, hit No. 1 on the U.K. charts and No. 7 on the Billboard charts in the U.S. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and ranked No. 82 on Rolling Stone magazine`s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.